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The DC Center The DC Center is a central meeting and organizing space for the LGBT community in DC. Discussion Groups, Advocacy, Health & Wellness, & more....

The Center’s mission is to celebrate, strengthen, and support community among the LGBT residents and organizations of Metropolitan Washington, DC.

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Ready for another Pride Pet? Our communication chair, Rebecca Bauer, couldn't choose between these two photos of her dog...
06/28/2021

Ready for another Pride Pet? Our communication chair, Rebecca Bauer, couldn't choose between these two photos of her dog, Tala. Happy Pride, everyone!

Cooling Centers will open Sunday thru Wednesday to find one visit heat.dc.govIf you see someone struggling with the heat...
06/26/2021
DC Homeland Security & Emergency Management on Twitter

Cooling Centers will open Sunday thru Wednesday to find one visit heat.dc.gov

If you see someone struggling with the heat . Call 311 or the shelter hotline 202-399-7093 ..

“(6/26 10:00AM) A Heat Emergency has been issued for DC for Sunday, June 27, through Wednesday, June 30. Heat index of 95 degrees is expected. Visit https://t.co/URE9GBfN7u to find a cooling center near you. Find tips to beat the heat at https://t.co/hjWz8VoxZY. #StayCoolDC”

Thank you to @metroweekly  magazine for their interview with our very own Interim Executive Director and Director of Art...
06/24/2021

Thank you to @metroweekly magazine for their interview with our very own Interim Executive Director and Director of Arts and Cultural Programs Kimberley Bush about our Center Arts' Reel Affirmations' Pride Film Festival!

Please do read all about our Pride Film Festival and then head over to https://reelaffirmations.eventive.org/welcome to watch film trailers, buy passes/tickets and watch the films virtually all weekend!

https://www.metroweekly.com/2021/06/reel-affirmations-toasts-pride-and-queer-filmmakers-with-a-special-festival-offshoot/

Thank you to @metroweekly magazine for their interview with our very own Interim Executive Director and Director of Arts and Cultural Programs Kimberley Bush about our Center Arts' Reel Affirmations' Pride Film Festival!

Please do read all about our Pride Film Festival and then head over to https://reelaffirmations.eventive.org/welcome to watch film trailers, buy passes/tickets and watch the films virtually all weekend!

https://www.metroweekly.com/2021/06/reel-affirmations-toasts-pride-and-queer-filmmakers-with-a-special-festival-offshoot/

When it comes to Pride "Pets", in true Pride fashion, we let everyone define what that means to them! Today we're welcom...
06/24/2021

When it comes to Pride "Pets", in true Pride fashion, we let everyone define what that means to them! Today we're welcoming, Beatrice Stein (she/her), a very special plant belonging to Vice Chair of our Board, Jonathan Gilad.

When it comes to Pride "Pets", in true Pride fashion, we let everyone define what that means to them! Today we're welcoming, Beatrice Stein (she/her), a very special plant belonging to Vice Chair of our Board, Jonathan Gilad.

Today we have TWO Pride Pets to share! Meet Amira and Fahari, our Board Chair, Rehana Mohammed's cats. They're enjoying ...
06/23/2021

Today we have TWO Pride Pets to share! Meet Amira and Fahari, our Board Chair, Rehana Mohammed's cats. They're enjoying their new Pride House. Share your own pride pet photos with us in the comments!

Today we have TWO Pride Pets to share! Meet Amira and Fahari, our Board Chair, Rehana Mohammed's cats. They're enjoying their new Pride House. Share your own pride pet photos with us in the comments!

We still have 8 more days of Pride month and we're making the most of every minute. We're bringing you Pride Pets - so y...
06/22/2021

We still have 8 more days of Pride month and we're making the most of every minute. We're bringing you Pride Pets - so you can meet some of the cutest members of our Board Members' families! First up...

Andrew Zapfel's dog, Nollie, sporting a fantastic unicorn horn!

We still have 8 more days of Pride month and we're making the most of every minute. We're bringing you Pride Pets - so you can meet some of the cutest members of our Board Members' families! First up...

Andrew Zapfel's dog, Nollie, sporting a fantastic unicorn horn!

Wrap up PRIDE Month with our Reel Affirmations Pride Film Festival's screening of "Boy Meets Boy"Harry has been partying...
06/21/2021

Wrap up PRIDE Month with our Reel Affirmations Pride Film Festival's screening of "Boy Meets Boy"

Harry has been partying for 48 hours when he meets Johannes on the dance floor of a club in Berlin. With 15 hours left until Harry’s flight back to London, Johannes offers to help him print his boarding pass. This mundane task leads to a day together wandering the city. The contrasts in their lives and values force them to confront their own truths.

Do not miss this film in our Reel Affirmations ' Pride Film Festival virtually screening 6/25-6/27.

Grab your Pride Pass to virtually watch 7 intriguing, powerful, pivotal, funny, and game changing films for just $60.00!⁠

Each virtual ticket is $10.00!⁠

Check out our slate of films and grab your pass today!⁠
https://reelaffirmations.eventive.org/welcome or ticket link in bio

Wrap up PRIDE Month with our Reel Affirmations Pride Film Festival's screening of "Boy Meets Boy"

Harry has been partying for 48 hours when he meets Johannes on the dance floor of a club in Berlin. With 15 hours left until Harry’s flight back to London, Johannes offers to help him print his boarding pass. This mundane task leads to a day together wandering the city. The contrasts in their lives and values force them to confront their own truths.

Do not miss this film in our Reel Affirmations ' Pride Film Festival virtually screening 6/25-6/27.

Grab your Pride Pass to virtually watch 7 intriguing, powerful, pivotal, funny, and game changing films for just $60.00!⁠

Each virtual ticket is $10.00!⁠

Check out our slate of films and grab your pass today!⁠
https://reelaffirmations.eventive.org/welcome or ticket link in bio

06/20/2021

The Beta Kappa Chapter of Beta Phi Omega Sorority, Inc. will continue celebrating 21 years of Service and Sisterhood and our 1 year anniversary hosting the Black Lesbian Support Group with the The DC Center tomorrow, Sunday June 20th from 1pm-3pm! Join us to discuss how you are celebrating #Pride safely!
🌈🖤🤎❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🤍🌈

Link : https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89858976973
Meeting ID: 898 5897 6973
Password: Inbox us!

Get ready for some hilarious sh*t.Yup!!! In the film "Sh*t & Champagne" screening in our Pride Film Festival!After her f...
06/19/2021

Get ready for some hilarious sh*t.

Yup!!! In the film "Sh*t & Champagne" screening in our Pride Film Festival!

After her fiancé, Rod and her half-sister Brandy, the world renowned calf model, are both brutally murdered, Champagne Horowitz Jones Dickerson White, a divorcee and exotic dancer from the wrong side of the tracks, uses “all the right moves” to single-handedly take on the largest sex, drug and back to school clothing ring in the country, Mal-Wart. But when her best friend becomes addicted to booty bumps and is forced to work as a Mal-Wart brand discount prostitute, Champagne has no other choice than to go undercover and infiltrate the corrupt organization. Using an arsenal of disguises, a plethora of kung-fu moves and a cornucopia of one-liners, Champagne dances her way down the fast and furious road to revenge.

Do not miss this film in our Reel Affirmations' Pride Film Festival virtually screening 6/25-6/27.

Grab your Pride Pass to virtually watch 7 intriguing, powerful, pivotal, funny, and game changing films for just $60.00!⁠

Each virtual ticket is $10.00!⁠

Check out our slate of films and grab your pass today!⁠
https://reelaffirmations.eventive.org/welcome or ticket link in bio

Get ready for some hilarious sh*t.

Yup!!! In the film "Sh*t & Champagne" screening in our Pride Film Festival!

After her fiancé, Rod and her half-sister Brandy, the world renowned calf model, are both brutally murdered, Champagne Horowitz Jones Dickerson White, a divorcee and exotic dancer from the wrong side of the tracks, uses “all the right moves” to single-handedly take on the largest sex, drug and back to school clothing ring in the country, Mal-Wart. But when her best friend becomes addicted to booty bumps and is forced to work as a Mal-Wart brand discount prostitute, Champagne has no other choice than to go undercover and infiltrate the corrupt organization. Using an arsenal of disguises, a plethora of kung-fu moves and a cornucopia of one-liners, Champagne dances her way down the fast and furious road to revenge.

Do not miss this film in our Reel Affirmations' Pride Film Festival virtually screening 6/25-6/27.

Grab your Pride Pass to virtually watch 7 intriguing, powerful, pivotal, funny, and game changing films for just $60.00!⁠

Each virtual ticket is $10.00!⁠

Check out our slate of films and grab your pass today!⁠
https://reelaffirmations.eventive.org/welcome or ticket link in bio

Check out the STAY DC program! STAY DC can help you pay your rent and utilities. STAY DC is a financial assistance progr...
06/19/2021

Check out the STAY DC program! STAY DC can help you pay your rent and utilities. STAY DC is a financial assistance program for D.C. renters and housing providers who are looking for support to cover housing and utility expenses and offset the loss of income. Apply today to receive money you can use to help you pay for your rent, gas, water, and electricity. For more information on eligibility, benefits, and the application process, click here: https://stay.dc.gov/

Check out the STAY DC program! STAY DC can help you pay your rent and utilities. STAY DC is a financial assistance program for D.C. renters and housing providers who are looking for support to cover housing and utility expenses and offset the loss of income. Apply today to receive money you can use to help you pay for your rent, gas, water, and electricity. For more information on eligibility, benefits, and the application process, click here: https://stay.dc.gov/

Keep the PRIDE celebration going and check out "Ma Belle, Ma Beauty" in our Pride Film Festival!!!A surprise reunion in ...
06/18/2021

Keep the PRIDE celebration going and check out "Ma Belle, Ma Beauty" in our Pride Film Festival!!!

A surprise reunion in southern France reignites passions and jealousies between two women who were formally polyamorous lovers.

Do not miss this film in our Reel Affirmations ' Pride Film Festival virtually screening 6/25-6/27.
Grab your Pride Pass to virtually watch 7 intriguing, powerful, pivotal, funny, and game changing films for just $60.00!⁠

Each virtual ticket is $10.00!⁠

Check out our slate of films and grab your pass today!⁠
https://reelaffirmations.eventive.org/welcome or ticket link in bio

Keep the PRIDE celebration going and check out "Ma Belle, Ma Beauty" in our Pride Film Festival!!!

A surprise reunion in southern France reignites passions and jealousies between two women who were formally polyamorous lovers.

Do not miss this film in our Reel Affirmations ' Pride Film Festival virtually screening 6/25-6/27.
Grab your Pride Pass to virtually watch 7 intriguing, powerful, pivotal, funny, and game changing films for just $60.00!⁠

Each virtual ticket is $10.00!⁠

Check out our slate of films and grab your pass today!⁠
https://reelaffirmations.eventive.org/welcome or ticket link in bio

DC BEINGS AWARDS 2021 IS HERE!Nominations will be open from June 15th until July 13th. Then come back and vote for your ...
06/17/2021

DC BEINGS AWARDS 2021 IS HERE!
Nominations will be open from June 15th until July 13th. Then come back and vote for your favorites starting July 16th until Friday, August 13th.

Winners will be announce on August 20th.

Vote Below :

https://sexualbeing.org/dc-beings-awards-2021/#//

#DCBeings is a city based sex positive movement. #dcbeingsawards2021

DC BEINGS AWARDS 2021 IS HERE!
Nominations will be open from June 15th until July 13th. Then come back and vote for your favorites starting July 16th until Friday, August 13th.

Winners will be announce on August 20th.

Vote Below :

https://sexualbeing.org/dc-beings-awards-2021/#//

#DCBeings is a city based sex positive movement. #dcbeingsawards2021

Great News !!! The Department of Education announced that it will accept complaints of sexual orientation and gender ide...
06/16/2021
U.S. Department of Education Confirms Title IX Protects Students from Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity | U.S. Department of Education

Great News !!!
The Department of Education announced that it will accept complaints of sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination under Title IX

The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights today issued a Notice of Interpretation explaining that it will enforce Title IX's prohibition on discrimination on the basis of sex to include: (1) discrimination based on sexual orientation; and (2) discrimination based on gender identity....

Looking for something rewarding and fun to do this summer, sign up for Pride Pilates with Becca. This class is high inte...
06/16/2021

Looking for something rewarding and fun to do this summer, sign up for Pride Pilates with Becca. This class is high intensity, low impact, and based on the Pilates principles: breathing, precision, and control. A full body workout is promised with every class and every class is designed for all fitness levels. Class is always done to a fun new playlist made with energizing music! When you keep coming back and taking this class you will see results!

All proceeds will be donated to the DC Center . Click the link below:

https://www.outfitclass.com/explore/1129

Looking for something rewarding and fun to do this summer, sign up for Pride Pilates with Becca. This class is high intensity, low impact, and based on the Pilates principles: breathing, precision, and control. A full body workout is promised with every class and every class is designed for all fitness levels. Class is always done to a fun new playlist made with energizing music! When you keep coming back and taking this class you will see results!

All proceeds will be donated to the DC Center . Click the link below:

https://www.outfitclass.com/explore/1129

Our Washington DC's Pride Film Festival screenings of-- Cant Miss...Dont Wanna Miss Films--is coming up!Catch this film ...
06/16/2021

Our Washington DC's Pride Film Festival screenings of-- Cant Miss...Dont Wanna Miss Films--is coming up!

Catch this film from June 25-27!

Saint Narcisse

Canada, 1972. Dominic, 22 years-old, has a fetish – for himself. Nothing turns him on more than his reflection, with much of his time spent taking Polaroid selfies. When his loving grandmother dies, he discovers a deep family secret: his lesbian mother didn’t die in childbirth and he has a twin brother, Daniel, raised in a remote monastery by a depraved priest, held captive against his will. The power of destiny bring back together the two beautiful, identical brothers, who, after being reunited with their mother Beatrice, are soon embroiled in a strange web of sex, revenge and redemption.

Pre-order tickets, Pride Passes and watch the films at
https://reelaffirmations.eventive.org/welcome or link is in our bio.

Our Washington DC's Pride Film Festival screenings of-- Cant Miss...Dont Wanna Miss Films--is coming up!

Catch this film from June 25-27!

Saint Narcisse

Canada, 1972. Dominic, 22 years-old, has a fetish – for himself. Nothing turns him on more than his reflection, with much of his time spent taking Polaroid selfies. When his loving grandmother dies, he discovers a deep family secret: his lesbian mother didn’t die in childbirth and he has a twin brother, Daniel, raised in a remote monastery by a depraved priest, held captive against his will. The power of destiny bring back together the two beautiful, identical brothers, who, after being reunited with their mother Beatrice, are soon embroiled in a strange web of sex, revenge and redemption.

Pre-order tickets, Pride Passes and watch the films at
https://reelaffirmations.eventive.org/welcome or link is in our bio.

The DC Center is incredibly proud to receive The Larry Stansbury Award at this year’s Capital Pride Honors. This award i...
06/16/2021

The DC Center is incredibly proud to receive The Larry Stansbury Award at this year’s Capital Pride Honors. This award is given to individuals or organizations that have contributed and supported programs and initiatives of the Capital Pride Alliance. Nominated by members of the community, this award serves as a testament to our commitment to the LGBTQ+ community in the DMV area and across the country. Given the drastic hardships we have experienced this past year, winning this award is very meaningful for the Center. See Interim Executive Director Kimberley Bush and Board members Jonathan Gilad, Tiera Craig, Rebecca Bauer, and Andrew Zapfel receive this award below!

The DC Center is incredibly proud to receive The Larry Stansbury Award at this year’s Capital Pride Honors. This award is given to individuals or organizations that have contributed and supported programs and initiatives of the Capital Pride Alliance. Nominated by members of the community, this award serves as a testament to our commitment to the LGBTQ+ community in the DMV area and across the country. Given the drastic hardships we have experienced this past year, winning this award is very meaningful for the Center. See Interim Executive Director Kimberley Bush and Board members Jonathan Gilad, Tiera Craig, Rebecca Bauer, and Andrew Zapfel receive this award below!

The DC Center for the LGBT Community condemns Nellie's actions during Pride Weekend. The security staff's violent treatm...
06/15/2021

The DC Center for the LGBT Community condemns Nellie's actions during Pride Weekend. The security staff's violent treatment of Keisha Young was unacceptable. We know that LGBTQ+ liberation is connected to Black liberation and we will continue to support and stand in community with Black and Brown organizers. The DC Center demands that Nellie's take reparative action for this and prior harm caused to the community.

https://thedccenter.org/statement-from-the-dc-center-regarding-nellies/

The DC Center for the LGBT Community condemns Nellie's actions during Pride Weekend. The security staff's violent treatment of Keisha Young was unacceptable. We know that LGBTQ+ liberation is connected to Black liberation and we will continue to support and stand in community with Black and Brown organizers. The DC Center demands that Nellie's take reparative action for this and prior harm caused to the community.

https://thedccenter.org/statement-from-the-dc-center-regarding-nellies/

"Sheer Qorma" is a story of belonging and acceptance, identity and family, and how it comes together under one roof, as ...
06/14/2021

"Sheer Qorma" is a story of belonging and acceptance, identity and family, and how it comes together under one roof, as resilient, queer Muslim women and non-binary characters of colour, choose to embrace love that exists beyond their personal beliefs and social moralities.

Do not miss this film in our Reel Affirmations ' Pride Film Festival virtually screening 6/25-6/27.

Grab your Pride Pass to virtually watch 7 intriguing, powerful, pivotal, funny, and game changing films for just $60.00!⁠

Each virtual ticket is $10.00!⁠

Check out our slate of films and grab your pass today!⁠

https://reelaffirmations.eventive.org/welcome or ticket link in bio

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2000 14th St NW, # 105
Washington D.C., DC
20009-4437

General information

We are a community center for le***an, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) folks in Washington, DC.

Opening Hours

Monday 12:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 12:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 12:00 - 18:00
Thursday 12:00 - 18:00
Friday 12:00 - 18:00
Saturday 11:00 - 15:00

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(202) 682-2245

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